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U. Macungie police seek public’s help to identify suspect

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have released the image of a man allegedly involved in several unlocked vehicles being entered and items stolen during the overnight hours of May 3.

Criminal Investigations and Community Services Division Commander Lt. Peter Nickischer said these incidents occurred along Indigo Way, Wild Mint Lane, both in the Kuhnsville area, and Ricky Ridge Trail, Kaybrook/Green Hills area.

According to Nickischer, the image was captured by a resident’s private security cameras.

BREAKING NEWS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Twp Police respond to 2-vehicle crash near Dorney Park

South Whitehall Township police and firefighters responded early this morning for a two-vehicle crash near Dorney Park in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

South Whitehall’s Department of Work were setting out traffic cones to reroute drivers at Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

Hamilton Boulevard westbound traffic was also being rerouted back toward Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Kehm told The Press at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday that the coroner’s office had not received any phone calls regarding any fatalities at the scene.

California man found dead in Upper Macungie hotel

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Emmanuel E. Ramirez, 27, of Maywood, California, was found dead April 13 inside a hotel room at the Staybridge Suites Allentown West, 327 Star Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said he pronounced Ramirez dead at 12:55 a.m. April 14.

Grim said an autopsy was performed that morning.

The cause of Ramirez’s death is pending toxicology test results, Grim said.

According to Upper Macungie Township Police, preliminary indications are Ramirez died of an apparent drug overdose.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie offering junior emergency services academy

Upper Macungie Township is offering basketball for adults ages 21 and older from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 8 at Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weilers Road, Breinigsville. Equipment is provided.

The township has partnered with USPTR certified tennis professional Brian Bleam to host adult, junior and pee-wee tennis clinics.

Session one will be May 8 to June 7. Session two is scheduled for July 10 through Aug. 9 and session three will be Aug. 14 to Sept. 14. There is a fee to attend and registration is required.

Valley volunteers garner honors at annual breakfast

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley recently honored several area residents during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ awards at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Parkland area residents honored at the April 4 ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; and Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

Kathryn Gress with The Gress Mountain Ranch told The Press why she nominated Bobenko for the Sandy Kelly/UPS Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, sponsored by UPS.

BREAKING NEWS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Twp Police respond to 2-vehicle crash near Dorney Park

South Whitehall Township police and firefighters responded early this morning for a two-vehicle crash near Dorney Park in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

South Whitehall’s Department of Works were setting out traffic cones to reroute drivers at Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

Hamilton Boulevard westbound traffic was also being rerouted back toward Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Students inspired by the world of engineering

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Students from Parkland High School and Orefield Middle School recently attended a private screening of the movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” in ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The movie produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films, in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, was presented by the Bechtel Corporation.

After the movie and a question-and-answer session with a panel of engineers, Tanya Mehta, Abby Graham, Prathysha Kothare and Stephanie Dean from Orefield spoke with The Press.

Mark Pinsley announces bid for S. Whitehall commissioner

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mark Pinsley has announced his intent to seek the Democratic nomination for South Whitehall Township commissioner.

He made his announcement April 9 at Hops at the Paddock Restaurant.

Pinsley is the owner and president of DermaMed Solutions LLC, Philadelphia.

A member of the Robin Hood Ventures, Greater Philadelphia Area, he has served on the marketing committee at Lehigh Valley Zoo.

He also has served on the board at his synagogue, Congregation Kenneth Israel, and the Jewish Family services, both in Allentown.

Article By: Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group, Players of the Stage, has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.

This four-act comedy is based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.

She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.

For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.

Jewish Day School has safety drill

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Twp police

Students and staff of the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley in prekindergarten through eighth grade recently took part in a mock, lockdown safety drill.

South Whitehall Township police participated March 29 in the mock lock-down safety drill at the school.

“We are working closely with South Whitehall Police to create a secure and safe learning environment for our students,” Head of School Amy Golding said.

Golding said the school is fortunate to have a wonderful school resource officer.